How much child care costs

The cost of child care depends a lot on the type of child care you choose, the provider’s structure (whether it’s a private, community or a workplace-based centre), where the child care is located and the number of children you have enrolled.

Some centres cost more and might provide nappies, meals and extra educational programs (for example, a visiting music educator). Others might offer a simplified service in order to keep costs down.

To see financial support in paying fees, see the Federal Government's Department of Human Services website